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"44" is a funny name for a camera taking 120. Could it be 127? (asks Hoary) --> it was 44 for 120 film

Surely not! There was a (horribly expensive and unreliable) Kodak AE camera some time in the late 1930s. --> if it was horribly expensive it was not manufactured but handcrafted!

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Agfa Slide Projectors

  • Agfa Agfacolor 50 automatic
  • Agfa Diamator 1500 autofocus
  • Agfa Diamator 1500 Reflecta CS System
  • Agfa Diamator H
  • Agfa Diamator m
  • Agfa Opticus 100[1]


Yes, why not? We have enlargers and light meters creeping in, so why not projectors too? I guess coverage of them will be a bit patchy though. --Dustin McAmera 06:00, 6 February 2012 (PST)

Current status of Agfa (as at Feb 2012)

Does anyone know about this? Agfa-Gevaert still lists aerial photography film on its website (but has a contact point to help you substitute unavailable materials, which isn't encouraging). One of these films (Aviphot pan 80) is what gets repackaged as Rollei R80s, so either it's still being made, or Rollei got a big batch of it made. For the user, it's a current product. The article says AgfaPhoto is a brand licensed by Plawa. I find a separate company, AgfaPhoto Holding GmbH, in Leverkusen, which acknowledges the brand as licensed from Agfa-Gevaert but makes no mention of Plawa. They sell digital things and Vista and APX films. My film suppliers in the UK say that a reformulated APX400 is about to become available, which, if it happens, would suggest this is a successful operation (I've been waiting for a new Adox ISO 400 which has been trailed for about a year too, and suspect these two products might be the same thing). It would seem likely that AgfaPhoto bought some film-making capacity from Agfa-Gevaert, if they really are making this film in Leverkusen; in which case, from the users POV, this is Agfa, still making film, isn't it? --Dustin McAmera 07:19, 6 February 2012 (PST)

This is a gray area for many companies we include in the wiki—like Polaroid, or Ansco. Someone still owns the brand name and releases products, but with little connection to the originators. I'm confused about Agfa myself. As I understand it, the division that made all the consumer film (based in Germany) was dissolved. Perhaps the surviving factory making aero film was the remnant of Gevaert? I believe the "new" Vista (with a red dot logo, not a diamond) was sourced from somewhere else entirely (Ferrania?) What we really need is information from someone who has followed this story in the German-language photo press... --Vox 07:39, 6 February 2012 (PST)
It looks like Lupus Imaging is the current licensor of the Agfa (or strictly, "AgfaPhoto") film brand. Is it possible there was enough warehoused german-made APX that they're still working through the backlog? The film data sheet you can download is 9 years old… --Vox 08:02, 6 February 2012 (PST)